First I want to say that I'm new here and English is not my main language. My English is not very good.
So, I have an MSI motherboard with Ryzen 5 2600. I have multiple drives in my gaming pc, 2x m.2 SSD, 2x HDD and 1x 2,5inch SSD. I installed StoreMI and I am using it for Data drives only (not bootable). A 2TB HDD combined with a 120GB Sandisk 2.5inch sata SSD with the 2GB RAM cache enabled. The benchmark CrystalDiskMark showed higher speeds, but when I load a game, its just a little faster then the other HDD (3TB). Even file transfers seems to be slowed down, but I am really sure if that is the case.
I installed Just Cause 4 on 3TB HDD (without StoreMI) and started the game. Stopwatch in tablet on when I click play and ends in menu of the game. That was about 71 seconds.
Then 3 times on the StoreMI combination;
First 85 seconds, then 65 and last one was 64 seconds.
- Why not a real improved speed like the advertising?
- Does it depends on hardware? (I mean like diffrent types of 2.5" ssd's)
- Or is it just like an SSHD? I don't fully understand what StoreMI exactly does.
- And does someone know why only 2GB of RAM cache? I have a lot more to spend for that (32GB)
Gaming PC specs:
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
MSI X470 Gaming Plus
32GB of DDR4-3000MHz RAM
Seasonic 550w PSU
1x 240GB M.2 NVME SSD (Windows 10)
1x 500GB M.2 Sata SSD
1x 3TB HDD
1x 2TB HDD combined with the 2.5" 120GB SSD
If I'm doing something wrong, just say it.